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My wheels just keep on turning…


dssHello everybody, have you guys missed me? Anyhow, I reopened NLC today to do some cathartic writing. Yep! Without further ado, You do not know where the wheels of life would take you. Life never stops changing. Sometimes it’s up, sometimes it’s down. The key is just to keep going with it. Ya know, life would not be what it is without struggles. It is something I am extremely familiar with. I have seen it firsthand in others around me, my family, and in myself. The way we as people go about it shows what kind of person you are. My personal struggles have guided me on the path of what kind of person I am today.

So to speak, ”I will continue to reach for my goals, work hard and stay focused and be positive with my outlook in life. But how can it be plausible when mean people do exists along the way while you’re working too hard to make your life worthwhile on earth?  Truly, the enemy don’t know how to sleep. He will always make ways for you to become clumsy in life.

REJECTION, HUMILIATION from other people has been my weakness and has been a part of my life since then. At first, I allowed myself to be comfortable with the fact that I am really trashy compared to ’em. But I slowly grasped each concept and tried my hardest to ignore ’em. I Simply put it to self, that every one is different. We all have unique gifts and talents. We cannot treat everyone the same, we cannot compare ourselves to others. And of course, with a lot of self-reflection, I realized life does not throw you anything you cannot handle. I decided if I kept a good attitude, if I stayed positive, and continued to smile every single day something good would happen to me and things would turn around. I knew there would be a day when this would all make sense.

At least through rejection and humiliation, I have learned  that it is far more important to not lose focus on the positive side of everything whether it’d be good or bad. Learn to see the positive of it. Whatever situation is  thrown at me, I won’t settle for the bare minimum, I will always be looking for different ways to excel in everything. And I, myself is working so hard to live through  into this category.

xoxo

I will FIGHT to follow YOU!


Psalm 3

Lord, how many are my foes!

How many rise up against me!

Many are saying of me,

God will not deliver him.”

But you, Lord, are a shield around me,

my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

I call out to the Lord,

and he answers me from his holy mountain.

I lie down and sleep;

I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

I will not fear though tens of thousands

assail me on every side.

Arise, Lord!

Deliver me, my God!

Strike all my enemies on the jaw;

break the teeth of the wicked.

From the Lord comes deliverance.

 

With Him all things are Possible!


I’ve been clawing my way through an extremely difficult transition period for several years now. Every identity I had either slipped away or was stripped away (horrific heart aches, mother died, my family’s never been intact, friends left, etc. etc.) All pretty normal ‘’stuff’’ but the cumulative effect left me quaking. I’d read a bunch of self-help books. Done journal and so on but there were just some very destructive patterns that I wasn’t able to unchain.

Then something shifted. I meditate morning and evening, getting to know God, read His Word. Ever since often a few more times during the day while I do my daily routine. His soft voice calms my mind while His Word calms my body. I am making quantum leaps forward in the dislodgement of my ‘’old pattern’’ thinking. Chaos precedes creation. I have transformed myself from a ‘’glass is half empty’’ person to a ‘’glass is half full’’ person. I’m sure that my future, even though hard times will still come about, will be bright and happy in ways I cannot imagine now!

xoxo,

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God’s Timing is Perfect!


Sometimes it is easy to think that we can do all things in our own, then we stumble, get frustrated and we feel like life seems falling apart. We forget to pray! Pray about it! Often times, we’ve prayed, fasted, explored countless options and feel helpless because of “unanswered” prayers, well maybe we’re lacking of faith. FAITH and PRAYER must come together. Matthew 17:20 ‘’He replied, “Because you have so little faith.  I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Whenever I read this verse, it brings me peace while I wait! I know that sooner or later God will reveal His purpose in my life. Let’s pray and have faith while waiting, for God’s TIMING is PERFECT!

Patience is not just the ability to wait; it is the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. WAITING is part of life. Often times we do not wait well and yet, we just complain when all we need to do is pray, have faith and believe that God will work wondrous in our lives. Let’s be PRAYERFUL and seek to obey God. There is nothing God doesn’t already know. He knows our deepest desires, our joys, pain and hopes. And He wants us to share those with Him. Prayer is the ray that connects us with God.

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ko..”People are brought together for a reason, everything happens for a reason. I believe the reason that you and me were brought together was because we complete one another. We fill in each other’s missing spots with love. And if someday God decides to tear us apart, I trust that there is a reason. Because if there is a reason for love, there is a reason for life beyond it.”

Quitters never win! (Pat’s prose challenge)


Quitters never win! When people say winners never quit, it really means not giving up on your ultimate goal, whether it is financial freedom, time freedom or anything you really want in life. If you fall down don’t quit! Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Don’t quit in hard times, get back up, dust yourself off, Just keep praying and going. Because the one who is within you is greater than the one who is in the world.

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Quitters never win! (Pat’s prose challenge)

Life is Good because God is Good


Suffering? that is our own decision. We make our own decisions, yet we blame on God because our hearts are torn. We allow our heart to tear, we allow ourselves to fall. It is not that we love God, it is that He LOVED us. God Loved us enough to take our place, our shame and our guilt.

When life gets tough, God is opening your eyes, to trust him, to love him. We wont understand, but that’s where Faith comes in.

  It’s time to be fashioned by fire and come awake! God is calling you today, are you willing?

       Don’t think ahead and don’t think behind.

”Quiet yourself and hear his voice.”

”Trials are not pleasant, but then again this life is not the life we are meant to enjoy. We are meant to count our blessings though and be thankful that the Lord blesses us so richly” The world we live in is full of broken promises. It is a frightening, ever-changing world that the Bible says is passing away. Nothing in this world is constant. If you have your trust in temporal things like money and possessions, you will realize nothing is certain.The Lord Jesus Christ is faithful. Hebrews 13:8 promises that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,today and forever.”  You can count on the rock-solid promises of God. When things in this life change, remind yourself that our God does not change. God is faithful to save. God is faithful to provide for us. He is faithful to protect us and hold onto us even when we try to run from Him.

Let’s keep our feet on the path of righteousness!


What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!”

-ROMANS 6:15
Romans 6:15 says that knowing we will receive forgiveness does not mean we are free from sin! Grace is not meant to encourage sin. Rather, we are to live in obedience. Since our transgressions are forgiven and we have been justified and saved through faith, should we continue to sin so that God’s grace will be ever more abundant in our lives? Let’s watch out, Let’s not treat it casually because we know that we will be forgiven, Grace is not a free pass to sin and behave however we want. God freely forgives us for our sins, but He will not remove the consequences of our actions when we willfully silence the Holy Spirit admonitions to stay on the narrow path. Our sin has negative repercussions for our health, relationships and ministry. Let’s not be led astray by Satan‘s lies but ask God to guide, strengthen and to help us from committing sin.

The Power of Faith


Matthew 17:20 He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith ( that is your lack of firmly relying trust). For truly I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
 
Without faith you cannot please God; therefore, no matter how many good works you offer, God will not be pleased if they were done to earn His favor. Faith does not come without effort. To be faith-filled you must be in a place where you are growing in God. Remember  that faith is the certain assurance of the things we hope for and the conviction of the reality of things we cannot see. Without faith, there are no miracles. There are many times in Scripture when Jesus heals because of a person’s faith, or does not heal because of a lack of faith. See acts 3:16 says ” By faith in the name of Jesus, this man who you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you call all see.” Don’t try to wrap your natural understanding around a supernatural word from God. Wrap your faith around it and you will see God’s miraculous power at work. Have you ever wonder what faith in action really looks like? Study the lives of the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11:1-40, and you can see many different ways that faith was lived out in everyday life.
To obtain strong faith is to endure great trials. I have grasped my faith by standing firm amid severe testings in life.
Further Reading
John 9:1-32
Hebrews 11:1-40
2 Kings 5